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Tech Insights: Measuring Collaboration Is an Important Role For HR

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8 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
I bumped into an interesting gentleman at a recent HR analytics conference: Peter Smit. He’s not an HR guy but he did say something of interest, he said he wanted to measure collaboration. Collaboration is one of those soft and fluffy “HR things.” We’re all for it. It ...

It Takes the Right Talent Mix to Get the Culture Thing Right

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7 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
We have all heard the phrase that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Well, hearing that had me thinking. Yes, this makes sense. I quit Martha Stewart because the culture had changed dramatically. I loved the people, but the toxicity at that time was a bit much.

How B Corp Certification Helps Attract and Engage Employees

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2 mentions15 hours ago 15 hours ago
This is the sixth in a weekly series of excerpts from the upcoming book The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 13, 2014). Click here to read the rest of the series. Becoming a Certified B Corporation can help ...

7 Tips To Use Google Calendar in eLearning

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3 mentions18 hours ago 18 hours ago
See also: eLearning Professionals, Free Educational Technology, free educational technology tools, Google in eLearning In this article I will dive into the many ways that you can utilize Google Calendar in eLearning. The article also includes valuable and simple tips and tricks that will help you to integrate ...

Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning?

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2 mentions13 hours ago 13 hours ago
Very often I find that informal and social learning are grouped together. Sure there are some overlaps between the two, but they are not necessarily one and the same. Let's start by looking at their definitions. Social Learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas.Marcia ...

The only way is up! Career progression through Performance Management

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3 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
We’re sometimes so busy thinking about what we need to achieve each day, that we don’t have time to think about what we’d like to achieve in a year’s time, or where we’d like to be in ten.But, if planning for career progression is last on your ‘to ...

Gamification: Recipe for Successful Learning—or Just One Ingredient? by Carol Leaman

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Gamification is getting a lot of press these days, with promises of great improvements in learning. And while companies are citing successful employee engagement in gamifed learning, the real question is whether gamification itself is a recipe for learning success, or is it just one ingredient? To answer ...

Turning Your Biggest Recruiting Challenge Into Your Biggest Asset

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7 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
That’s one of the questions we asked 570 HR professionals in our Global Talent Recruitment Survey and the answer we got back wasn’t what we expected. Getting hiring managers to participate in the recruiting process came back as the No. 1 challenge. You’re thinking, “wait a minute, I ...

3 Easy Methods to Create eLearning Videos

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Video is becoming one of the most popular eLearning formats, yet many instructors aren’t sure where to begin. Luckily, creating video has never been easier! This article describes best practices in video learning and 3 easy methods for anyone to get started. Video is fast becoming one of ...

3 ways to save gobs of time when designing training

5 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Does the client just want everyone to be “aware” of the hamster sharing policy? If so, your best bet might be to send everyone a link to the policy with the message, “Read this policy, and share hamsters according to its rules.” If you have the marketing department send the email, they can track how many people opened it and clicked the link to the policy. If they know what they’re doing, they can even tell you who clicked the link and who didn’t, and who read all three pages ...

10 Tips To Create a Winning LMS RFP

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
In this article, I'll share 10 tips that can help you create a winning LMS Request for Proposal (RFP). Whether you're developing an LMS RFP for a private company or for a public organization, these tips and strategies can give you the opportunity to make the task as ...

Make 'Em Laugh: 4 Ways to Create e-Learning Courses with Humor

2 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
[Premium Training Webinar] Ethan's 5 Strategies for Designing Dynamite e-Learning ChallengesSeptember 9 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM CentralLearn More & Register ▶Everyone wants to laugh. Our inherent desire for humor leads us to share YouTube videos of laughing babies and frowning cats, and use acronyms like LOL in ...

How You Can Put “Lead” Back Into Leadership

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9 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Many people split the world into dualities: You’re either this or that. Positive or negative. On or off. Black or white. But in reality, human behavior occurs mostly in the shades of gray between any two extremes. So when it comes to leadership, I hate to say, “You’re ...

Gamification In Everything: The Range And When And Why It's So Effective

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3 mentions10 hours ago 10 hours ago
I’m a unique blend of practitioner & professor, having worked nearly two decades in marketing (SVPNew Business Development at Disney, VP & GM New Products at Pepsi, and at Nestle, J. Walter Thompson, and General Foods). I now teach at Columbia, NYU Stern Business School, and lecture globally ...

Everything You Need to Know About Time Management

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6 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
When someone calls for an appointment, allow time between meetings, but schedule them on days where you have more appointments. Don’t think, I’m already busy on Tuesday and open on Wednesday so I’ll schedule them on Wednesday. What a waste. When others have the power to put items ...

Top 10 Graphic Design Tips for eLearning Success

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2 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
See also: elearning design tips, elearning development best practices, Graphics in eLearning, Images in eLearning This article features 10 graphic design tips that each and every eLearning professional should be familiar with. Whether you're creating a private education eLearning course or an online corporate training module, graphic design ...

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

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3 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
As is the case with any worthwhile and rewarding career path, it takes time and dedication to be a successful eLearning professional. However, there are a number of ways that you can boost your earning potential and increase your profits even if you are new in the eLearning field. Whether it’s designing live training events for corporations or creating content as a subject matter expert, knowing your niche inside and out allows you to capitalize on your expertise and experience. Research the various aspects of eLearning, such as eLearning course ...

5 Steps Towards a More Joyful Workplace

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4 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Posted by Rob Miller on Sep 9, 2014 in Business, Engagement, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Workplace Optimism | 1 comment Balance leads us to believe that some level of equilibrium is possible. In the case of work/life balance, we mistakenly position ourselves to pursue equal measures of fulfillment from ...

Gamification: Pervasive User Centric Design

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2 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
A spelling mistake, auto-correct and a lack of concentration led me to researching totally the wrong thing recently.I was looking into a blog on Persuasive design, but ended up looking at articles on Pervasive design by mistake! It triggered some ideas and things I had been thinking about ...

How Equality is Changing the Face of Business

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5 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Equality typically suffers from a bad reputation in capitalist environments, even to the extent that some consider it to be the biggest threat to capitalism itself. Looking at equality as the even distribution of wealth, it is indeed painstakingly clear that “all animals are created equal, but some ...

Let’s get rid of the instructors!

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
The title of my previous post, Let’s get rid of the instructional designers!, was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a radical view of instructional design. I think it would be safe to say that the vast majority of us in the L&D profession do not advocate the riddance of ...

50 questions to start your mobile learning strategy

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2 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
I don´t need to read any stats to be aware of the massive adoption of mobile devices in recent years.All I need to do is to stop for a second and see how mobile devices have almost instinctively become part of my daily routine and performance environments. Neither ...

ExactTarget Uses Game-Based Learning To Train Sales Force

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
How does an enterprise keep a far-flung sales force continually up-to-date regarding new products? Scott Thomas, the director of product enablement for ExactTarget, faced this very challenge. ExactTarget (@ExactTarget) is a leading cloud-based marketing platform that is used by major brands like Nike and Coca-Cola. It is comprehensive ...

Gamification Myths Debunked: How To Sidestep Failure And Boost Employee Learning

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8 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
This blog features contributors who don’t regularly write for Forbes but who have timely insight on starting, running and expanding small businesses. Coverage ranges from finance and technology to policy and legal issues. Professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University and author of "The Gamification of Learning and ...

How to Manage Your Work Force With Mobile Apps

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3 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
We tend to think of mobile devices as being useful for both the collection and presentation of information, but they can also be used as management tools to organize a sales force (or any other workforce, for that matter), especially one that operates in a variety of locations ...

How to Use The 5 "Moments of Need" Model In Corporate eLearning

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
In this article, I'll share how you can use the 5 “moments of need” to your advantage when designing eLearning courses and training events. Capitalizing on these “moments of need” when designing and developing your eLearning courses will help you to create deliverables that improve knowledge absorption ...

The Biggest Surprises of Change Leadership

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7 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Posted by Kate Nasser on Sep 7, 2014 in Business, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Leadership, Recognition | 4 comments When you get your first leadership position at work, what you don’t know may be more important than what you do know.Much is expected of leaders and you aren’t likely ...

Rapid eLearning Advantages and Disadvantages

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
In this article, I'll share the basics of rapid eLearning, as well as some of its benefits and drawbacks that you may want to keep in mind if you're considering a rapid eLearning approach for your next eLearning course or deliverable. The term “rapid eLearning” appears in articles,

– 5 Simple Truths: Leadership Lessons from the Front Line

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
“People who pride themselves on their ‘complexity’ and deride others for being ‘simplistic’ should realize that the truth is often not very complicated.” – Thomas Sowell Last week I had the opportunity to sit with a group of miners at our Rockville quarry and talk a little shop. Blue-collar workers to the core, these front line associates are the heart and soul of our company. They define themselves by their values, their work ethic, and the family like relationships they have with each other. After spending a little time with ...

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior ...

Enticing Elusive Millennials

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8 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
We can all agree that what worked yesterday is no longer effective in capturing tomorrow’s breed of corporate talent and leadership. The evolution of careering is accelerating as quickly as technology, and it will not stop. With an improving economy, the time to figure out how to compete ...

3 Things Real Leaders Do to Shape Company Culture

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7 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Among my list of favorite authors, thinkers and change agents is Steve Kerr. His book Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? is one I often recommend for its common sense approach to recognition and reward. As the former Chief Learning Officer and head of leadership development for both ...

Reflections on the Issue of HR Certification vs. HR Competencies

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5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
SHRM’s recent certification announcement raises a relatively simple question but a more complex answer: What is the role of certification (vs. competence) in the development of a field? Many, if not most, professions have some type of certification protocol. Attorneys pass a bar exam; psychologists are licensed after ...

How to Apply the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development

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2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Imagine you’re at work, and you need to complete a task that’s completely new to you. What do you do first? You might ask another coworker for tips. Or maybe you’re more the type to do some research on your own, and then share that with new people ...

New Tech Helps Companies Choose Sustainable Products

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9 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
PurView is UL’s new cloud-based software that helps manufacturers and retailers choose products based on their environmental and social responsibility profiles. How can a manufacturer reformulate a cleaning product to contain fewer harmful chemicals, and how can a retailer stock its shelves with more eco-friendly merchandise? UL (Underwriters ...

The Pros And Cons Of A Gamified Work Culture

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5 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
In the never-ending effort to motivate employees, companies are taking cues from video games--adding scoring, virtual badges, and other game-like elements to everyday work processes to make jobs more fun. Some proponents insist that one day every job will somehow be gamified, while detractors fear it’s just another ...

How can Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) lead to value creation for your company?

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3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Corporate executives struggle with this question, and rightly so.This question requires quantitative analysis of the degree to which social and environmental actions taken by a company improves measurable factors that positively benefit the enterprise. There are countless qualitative examples of the positive role CSR plays on impacting employee ...

Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do

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3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Most people want to be positive, to lead in a positive way, and to think positive thoughts. Not many people aspire to be negative.We laugh when we see the donkey, Eeyore, in Winnie the Pooh, but most of us can name someone with that mindset.And all of us ...

Top 10 Tips To Create Effective eLearning Presentations and Slideshows

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2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
In this article I'll share the top 10 tips that will help you to effectively create eLearning presentations and slideshows. The following simple and straightforward tips will offer you advice on how to take your eLearning presentations and slideshows to the next level, even if you haven't had ...

Understanding Employee Needs: Key to Creating a Highly Motivated Workforce

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8 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
One of the most important tasks in creating a high-performance culture is taking care of employees’ needs. When employees’ needs are met, and employees feel aligned with the mission, vision and values of the organization, they respond with high levels of engagement and commitment. They come to work ...

The Gamification Spectrum—A Unified Organization o...

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Hello and welcome back. Since several of you have expressed interest in the final path to long-term behavior change (i.e. intrinsic motivation), I’m going to return to the topic of gamification today. For this post, I’d like to introduce a framework I developed for organizing existing gamification tools—which ...

VIDEO: 4 Simple Ideas To Get More Employee Engagement (From 3 Smart HR Pros)

4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Thomas L. Friedman: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America Thomas L. Friedman: The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century Steven D. Levitt: Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden ...

Storyboards for E-Learning: What to Include?

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
As the blueprint for a course (all the details about content, multimedia, and assessments), storyboards are an extremely important piece of the e-learning design process. However, they can be tricky to develop because there’s no set template or content required to make one. So, how do you know ...

Nuts and Bolts: Needs Assessment Basics

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3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
In looking over past “Nuts and Bolts” columns I realized I haven’t done much with the basics of needs assessment, a.k.a. what to do when a manager calls and says something like, “My people aren’t motivated. We need some teambuilding training.” Aside from basic questions, try a few ...

Pre-boarding- The Vital Precursor to Onboarding

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3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Organizations should put as much focus on “Pre-boarding” as they do on “Onboarding”. At the following article you will find out Why Pre-boarding is just as important as Onboarding when it comes to reducing staff attrition and time to effectiveness of new starters. There is lots of talk ...

6 Ways To Build A Culture Of Learning

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Thomas L. Friedman: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America Thomas L. Friedman: The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century Steven D. Levitt: Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything W. Chan Kim: Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant David Marcum and Steve Smith: egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability) Hey Peeps - The other blog I ...

The Secret to How Leaders Give Feedback

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
I can remember the moment the COO looked me in the eye and she asked what I thought of the candidate we just took to dinner.I didn’t like the candidate for many reasons, but I figured if she made it all the way to dinner with the COO,

How to Create Exceptional eLearning

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2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
It’s easy to create a pants piece of eLearning… but what goes into creating a really exceptional eLearning unit that will motivate, engage and delight learners? You may not realise it, but creating 1 hour’s worth of excellent eLearning content is usually the result of over 200 hours ...

Why It Works: Gamified Training For Millennials

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
As gamification becomes more prominently used by companies and organizations, it is important to identify with whom it works best and why. A case study done by Allen Communication Learning Services (@AllenComm) sought to analyze just that. According to the study, gamification is an especially good job training ...

Using Twitter As A Learning Tool

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5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Twitter is a powerful social media tool used for micro-blogging and social networking. The fact that it is easy to access and simple to use, makes it a powerful tool to include in your eLearning toolkit. So, why not use Twitter as a learning tool? In this article,

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